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Milo Yiannopoulos Once Self-Published A Book Of Poetry Full Of Plagiarized Tori Amos Lyrics

It was reported on Thursday that the conservative writer had signed a $250,000 book deal with a Simon & Schuster imprint. His previous publishing effort, however, was less impressive.

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Milo Yiannopoulos, conservative writer and prominent alt-right spokesperson, has received a $250,000 book deal with Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Yiannopoulos was infamously banned from Twitter in July for organizing a campaign of harassment against Leslie Jones, star of Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters.

"They said banning me from Twitter would finish me off. Just as I predicted, the opposite has happened," Yiannopoulos told The Hollywood Reporter. "Did it hurt Madonna being banned from MTV in the 1990s? Did all that negative press hurt Donald Trump's chances of winning the election?"

Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it will publish DANGEROUS by Yiannopoulos on March 14.

"DANGEROUS will be a book on free speech by the outspoken and controversial gay British writer and editor at Breitbart News who describes himself as 'the most fabulous supervillain on the internet,'" the statement added.

Yiannopoulos refused to confirm the financial details of the book deal, but The Hollywood Reporter cited people with knowledge of the situation as a source of the $250,000 figure. Though Yiannopoulos is still banned from Twitter, he is currently an editor at conservative news site, Breitbart, which is where Steve Bannon, chief strategist and senior counselor for President-elect Donald Trump, was a former executive chair member.

The reported book deal won't be the first time that Yiannopoulos has published a book, however. He self-published a book of poetry in 2007 titled Eskimo Papoose under the name Milo Andreas Wagner.

Already off to a shaky start. Was no warning on the website that this was anything but a finished product. #papoose

Milo's book was purchased and live-tweeted in 2015 by Chris Kluwe, a former NFL player and Deadspin writer.

"This a first attempt at a mature project." The mind reels at what "immaturity" looked like. #papoose

So remember the numbering in the Table of Contents? Yeeeeaaaah. About that. Also - flaccidity. #papoose

You can read a full collection of Kluwe's tweets here if you're interested.

Oh wait, no, it all migrated to the next page. Is ink migratory? (This one's classy, btw) #papoose

"I unveil a statue I dedicated to myself And I cry" Your newsletter intrigues me and I wish to subscribe. #papoose

Eskimo Papoose has been described by Yiannopoulos over the years as a piece of satire.

I think this might have been the author's "Stuck In Padded Room" phase. #papoose

This one on the left actually makes me kind of sad. I think it reveals a lot of why Milo is who he is. #papoose

Kluwe described it as what Twilight would "read like in the alternate world where the Nazis won."

"What if, like, no, hear me out here, we were all... WORDS! Think about it, maaaaaaan. Wooooooords." #papoose

Somewhere, William Shakespeare's moldy corpse is literally bursting into flames from rage. #papoose

In at least one poem, Yiannopoulos uses the phrase "don't Jew me down."

Huh. This must have been what Twilight read like in the alternate world where the Nazis won. #papoose

Last year, the Houston Press reported that the book is full of plagiarized lines.

Full lines from Tori Amos, Britney Spears, and Mariah Carey appear through Eskimo Papoose, as well as, confoundingly, lines from the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Nothing is attributed to anyone other than Yiannopoulos, but an acknowledgement page thanks Amos under her birth name, Myra Ellen Amos.

At the time, when asked about the book's existence on Twitter, Yiannopoulos described it as a parody.

BuzzFeed News reached out to Simon & Schuster about Yiannopoulos's reported book deal. The publisher did not immediately respond but it does list a book called Dangerous by Yiannopoulos on its site.

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Ryan Broderick at ryan@buzzfeed.com.

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